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Free School Clinics and Programs

Game Development

Backyard League

Aims to introduce students to Rugby League in a safe, non-competitive and fun environment. The programme equips students and teachers with the tools to play a version of our great game in any setting while delivering important education, health and welfare messages. There are two age categories within Backyard League; these are Foundation-Year 2 and Year 3-Year 6.


PlayNRL is an introductory program that aims to offer participants a “non-competitive” form of the game that focuses on fun and participation. The program caters for all types of experience and skill levels, through touch, tag and tackle options. There are modified rules using small sided games, played on a smaller field to encourage maximum participation for all players

Beyond the Goalpost

The aim of the NRL Beyond the Goalposts Program is to provide a pathway for students to learn using Rugby League as an engagement strategy. Students will participate in a number of events/activities, organised by NRL Game Development Officers including accreditation courses in refereeing, coaching and first aid awareness. Development Officers will mentor the student’s learning journey and Beyond the Goalpost can be incorporated into a range of ACARA accredited secondary school courses.

Gala Days and School competitions

Rugby league offers safe, modified and professional events that are enjoyable for students, staff and parents and that suit all abilities. Primary and secondary schools have the opportunity to participate in personalised rugby league tackle, league tag, touch competitive or non-competitive competitions and gala days.

GIO Schoolboy Cup and trophy

The GIO Schoolboy Cup Rugby League competition has seen some outstanding young footballers on display that have progressed through to the NRL Telstra Premiership and given thousands of other players an opportunity to participate and display their talent through the medium of television. As part of the GIO Cup competition there is a “No school, no play” policy, where all students have to comply with an 85% attendance condition to participate in the GIO Schoolboy Cup.

Educational Programs

Tackle Bullying

NRL Tackle Bullying has a powerful anti-bullying message which has a dual focus on both the victim and the role of the bystander. The program aims to empower students to stand up for themselves and others who are being bullied physically, verbally and online.

Learning Centre

At the NRL Learning with League Centre in Moore Park Sydney, students will have the opportunity to participate in interactive and fun lessons with a focus that is individually tailored to each class, team or community group’s needs.

NRL Wellbeing

NRL’s Wellbeing program aims to educate students to value wellbeing in their own lives using the profile of Rugby League. Providing a holistic view of health, each of the seven comprehensive lessons establishes strong links between nutrition, physical activity and mental health to our overall wellbeing.

NRL Values Program

Delivered from the NRL Learning Centre, this program is based on the four NRL values of Courage, Teamwork, Excellence and Inclusiveness. Dually designed for schools to complement values education programs and Junior Rugby League academies to support player development.

NRL Dream, Believe, Achieve

The aim of this program is to harness the NRL’s popularity to empower and educate students about the importance of having a dream and how to work towards their goals and aspirations.

Rugby League Reads

Rugby League Reads is a collection of literacy publication for primary school students which aims to engage students in reading by using their interest in Rugby League. Publications include a bi-annual magazine, home readers, a biography series and a collection of short stories within one book that all come with supporting resources for teachers.

In League In Harmony

In League In Harmony aims to promote social cohesion by tackling social issues such as social disengagement, racism, gender equality, and bullying. Involvement in Rugby League provides opportunities for the youth to develop skills in addition to the fundamental playing elements.

School to Work

The Learn Earn Legend! School To Work Program (S2W) is an education and employment program that utilises the positive profile of the game of Rugby League to support and encourage young Indigenous Australians from Western Sydney to stay at school, get a job, and be a legend for themselves, their families and their communities.

For all bookings and more information please email: [email protected]